Wild Geese Productions is seeking interviews and testimonials from AIDS/HIV patients, their families and friends, and relevant experts throughout upstate New York (but in particular the Binghamton area) on the far-ranging consequences, experiences and struggle that have accompanied HIV/AIDS diagnoses and their subsequent treatment. If you or anyone in your family has had personal experience with the HIV/AIDS epidemic in upstate New York (as a patient, relative, or healthcare worker), we want to help tell your story in our upcoming documentary film. We seek written and oral testimonials and interview subjects for our project. If you would like your voice to be heard please contact Director Tim Chaffee at or 315-407-1535.

From the Director

Because my mother isn’t here to guide me any more, I am reaching out to you - her friends, colleagues, former patients and family of former patients to help me tell this story. Because of the sensitivity around patients with an HIV or AIDS diagnosis (or any medical condition, for that matter), it’s not possible to simply google or knock on doors to find subjects, nor would I want to invade anyone’s privacy without his or her consent. Interviews and testimonials will be handled with the utmost care and sensitivity for every subject’s privacy.

So I am asking you to come forward if you would like to share your experience. If you feel you have a story about your experience with HIV/AIDS that you are willing to share, or if you were a patient of Dr. Barbara Chaffee’s, or you volunteered, worked for or were a client of the Southern Tier AIDS Program (STAP), please contact me. And if you know someone who might have a story they would like to tell me please direct them to this site. It is my hope that together we can tell the story of a community that my mother cared for right up until the very end.

Production Positions

If you have experience in filmmaking, and would like to be considered for a crew position, please send your CV and a brief cover letter explaining your interest to Director Tim Chaffee.

If you don’t have much experience, but would still like to get involved, contact us and let us know what you’d like to do! We will contact you if we need support.